Quantcast
Connect with us

‘It cannot be done. It’s f*cking impossible’: Watch John Oliver try to explain Iran’s nuclear weapons program to Trump

Published

on

The Iran nuclear deal negotiated under President Obama is popular with Europe, Iranian moderates and anyone who doesn’t favor nuclear proliferation.

But it’s loathed by President Trump, who thinks the United States can somehow do better. France’s president will be visiting Trump this week, hoping to talk him out of doing damage to the deal.

John Oliver dedicated the long segment of his Sunday night show to arguing in favor of the deal, which put very strict rules on Iran, and which Trump does not appear to fully understand.

“What did we get? The answer is quite a lot,” Oliver said. “Trying to make a bomb at under 4 percent enrichment is like trying to get drunk off a single can of PBR. You can’t. It cannot be done. It’s f*cking impossible.”

Oliver also explained how scary it is to now have new national security adviser Bolton’s involved given that Bolton has called for “immediate regime change” in Iran.

Watch the first part of the segment below.

ADVERTISEMENT

Report typos and corrections to [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

2020 Election

Rep. Ted Lieu: Impeachment is coming — and so is a Democratic president

Published

on

Donald Trump recently called “impeachment” a “dirty, filthy, disgusting word,” but his continued stonewalling of legitimate congressional oversight requests are moving more and more House Democrats to embrace that “filthy” concept. That was the very point made by Rep. Ted Lieu of California, a progressive Democrat who sits on the House Judiciary Committee during our recent conversation on “Salon Talks.” That committee would be the starting point for an actual impeachment inquiry of the president.

Continue Reading

2020 Election

New report targets 15 House Democrats who ‘deserve’ progressive primary challengers

Published

on

As progressive candidates continue to announce their intentions to oust corporate Democrats, a new report names 15 House Democrats to unseat in primary challenges.

Published Monday by the left-leaning group RootsAction, the new report is entitled Bad Blues: Some of the House Democrats Who Deserve to Be 'Primaried.'

The list, the report notes, "is by no means exhaustive—only illustrative."

"There may well be a Democratic member of Congress near you not included here who serves corporate interests more than majority interests, or has simply grown tired or complacent in the never-ending struggles for social, racial, and economic justice as well as environmental sanity and peace," the report notes. "Perhaps you live in a district where voters are ready to be inspired by a progressive primary candidate because the Democrat in Congress is not up to the job."

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

People are calling Denver’s newest city council member a communist — but she’d rather be called an anarchist

Published

on

On April 10, Candi CdeBaca’s 33rd birthday, Denver’s second “bomb cyclone” of the year brought snow and heavy wind, and knocked out power in some areas, including at CdeBaca’s house in Elyria-Swansea. When CdeBaca, then a Denver City Council candidate, finally got power back and turned on her phone, she saw she had an unusually high number of missed calls and messages. Birthday wishes, she assumed.

“There was a death threat,” she said. “There were two of them within an hour. One of them said, ‘I was trained to kill commie shit like you.’”

The context: At a candidate forum on April 7, CdeBaca offered some remarks that, to many, sounded like she was advocating a Communist form of government.

Continue Reading
 
 

Copyright © 2019 Raw Story Media, Inc. PO Box 21050, Washington, D.C. 20009 | Masthead | Privacy Policy | For corrections or concerns, please email [email protected]

 ENOUGH IS ENOUGH 

Trump endorses killing journalists, like Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Online ad networks are now targeting sites that cover acts of violence against dissidents, LGBTQ people and people of color.

Learn how you can help.
close-link